Balance Lost 15

@balancelost 

Chatham UK   Feb 2007

www.balancelost.co.uk  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Paul Simon, College, Beastie Boys, Cap'n Jazz, Futurecop!, Talk Talk, Hymie's Basement, Frog, De Lux, The Mountain Goats, Baths, Wu-Tang Clan, Shitwife, KC & The Sunshine Band, Slint, Blur, Mark Kozelek

Hey!
I'm Pete. This is my 9th "proper" FAWM. 9! mental. I wanna go all sound-art and formless this year, but I'll probably revert to my safety zone of indie-pop nuggets.

My fellow Medway-based FAWM-friends also make fun music

@girlsinuniform
@sailingmagpie
@tomski
I will also be encouraging @yukinsain806 to splurge music fawmwards. Your assistance is appreciated with this.

If you hear a song of mine and think "I could add some banshee-like screaming to this", or you you've got a song and you feel it needs some bass that is "the phatness", then gimme a shout and I'm sure we can work something out.

Happy FAWMing!

I want to apologise for not commenting as much as I normally do. I hope to get around to listening to lots of your stuff in Feb, March and beyond but between working, studying and writing there isn't as much time as I normally would have for listening. I really appreciate any feedback given on my songs, and I will do my best to reciprocate. Thanks!

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  • @vomvorton  Mar 29

    Well, you finally listened - that's the "mane" thing!

    It's oddly exciting getting comments this deep into March.

  • @lanasolyluna Mar 9

    "It's like the kind of music I wish the Flaming Lips still made." Oh thanks for making our FAWM with this comment <3 RE: the lyrics of Tokyo Blues. I kind of was just venting about some recent experiences I have had since coming back to live in Japan after living in Colombia/Tanzania, where the discrimination towards us was a lot more obvious and straightforward, whereas here it's usually more passive-aggressive. We were recently vacationing in an old spa resort town and the lady wouldn't let me in to take a bath at one place because "the Japanese customers might get offended by me being there." Nope, not racist at all. It's important to note that this town would completely die without the tourism industry (including many foreigners) there and gets a lot of government funding to preserve it. Also important to note that just a couple of blocks away there were tons of brothels and similar kinds of shady businesses, but you know, clearly I was the offensive ingredient in the si

  • @dancrook Mar 8

    Nice to wake up to some encouraging comments on a bunch of my tracks- much appreciated, particularly when it comes from someone that makes music I enjoy and challenges me creatively. Just followed you on soundcloud to continue hearing what you come out with.

  • @santadharma Mar 8

    Thanks so much for your comment on Medellin Mythology. We were hoping for that 90s West Coast vibes, so glad that came across. 😀

  • @leepat  Mar 7

    Hey, thanks for all the comments and the recommend! I have to admit your second adolescence is still stuck in my ears too 😀

  • @dancrook Mar 5

    cheers for the comment fella- gonna be doing a bunch more rock stuff similar to that in the future.

  • @tomski  Mar 4

    I did start a 'Track 4' that was going to be a synth-led track but I was getting frustrated at the whole process so I moved onto the next track. I wanted to play around with the arpeggiator but it was taking too long to get to grips with. I picked the guitar and wrote the next song within 10mins so I abandoned ship.

  • @tomski  Mar 4

    Congratulations dude. Some amazing FAWM action this year. You had a great range of styles and ideas going on (yet again). Bloody marvellous sir! X

  • @sailingmagpie  Mar 1

    By the way, that line in the Piers Morgan song is, "Is he just to annoy Arsenal supporters?" Probably could've made it clearer if I hadn't only spent 15 minutes writing and recording it.

  • @adforperu  Mar 1

    re: the boner. Don't leave it hanging dude (so to speak)......so did you?!?!??!
    By the way, how haven't we collaborated yet? (ironic question given you sent me that track months ago...). FAWM 2018 let's make it happen. And am I too late on that track?

  • @sailingmagpie  Feb 26

    So, yesterday, when I was guessing which Blur song you were thinking of, the very first one I thought of was Trouble in the Message Centre. For some reason, I immediately discounted it. Me and Louise then spent ages trying to think which Blur song it was. Which I now realise is almost certainly Trouble in the Message Centre.

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 23

    Dele Alli is NOT my spirit animal 😡🔴

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 22

    @balancelost hey, I've written really obnoxiously long liner notes for Danny Rose Is My Spirit Animal but thought I'd see if you wanted to say anything about it? Can paste any comments you have in at the top so people don't have to wade through my "How Tottenham Hotspur Saved My Life" essay

    Thanks again, I'm ridiculously pleased with how it turned out 😀

  • @repsurepa Feb 21

    Ahaha, I laughed out loud when I red your comment! I had decided not to give any warning about the mouth trumpet in the description because of excactly that effect, so I guess it worked – good! Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    And yup, the title means exactly that!

  • @ryako  Feb 20

    Thanks for the nice comment on Sweetwater!

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 20

    I have just emailed you about the Danny Rose song. If you need/want stems I can put the important ones up on dropbox but hopefully the track itself will be enough - I've left a gap in it and everything 😀

  • @repsurepa Feb 19

    Thank you so much!
    And haha, now your wish came true – I posted a new one just now, with vocals and a guitar. The typical-for-me melancholy feeling is still there, but now in a different style 😀 so feel free to take a listen!

  • @adforperu  Feb 15

    Was not aware of Yumi Zouma's work - this is great!

  • @roysmith  Feb 11

    Cheers for the comment, yep, loving the volcas, let me know if you want to come over and try them out anytime.

  • @unkept Feb 10

    Thanks for listening to my Call A Friend / Cowbell song. 😁 😉 I know it was crazy, but I think doing something with odd intentions in the beginning made it what it was!

  • @qwertyzxcvbnm Feb 10

    Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and leave feedback on my songs! I really appreciate it!

  • @clioem  Feb 8

    Thanks 😁

  • @vomvorton  Feb 8

    I like rambling abstract comments the best, they're more fun. Oddly I heard Do or Die for the first time in ages the other day and thought "I should rip this off!" but I think that was AFTER the song where you drew the comparison. Probably some kind of warp in space-time?

  • @adforperu  Feb 8

    Thanks man - afraid all samples are from the sample, and all bass except the second verse are from the sample too. I'd usually stick a high-pass filter on and stick my own bass on, but it was too damn good!

  • @cloudboy  Feb 8

    Thanks for listening to the Hot Drinks Theme Song. Audio dramas coming soooon.

  • @insaneian Feb 7

    Hey! Thank you so much for the kind words on "The Bowling Green Fabrication Society"! Glad you caught the parody! 😀

  • @vomvorton  Feb 7

    Do I like those suggestions? Is the Popia catholic?

  • @kenjku  Feb 6

    It's all good. I sometimes wonder if I'm using these mono recorded tracks right with panning. It sounds panned in my monitors so I really hope people hear the same thing. Oh well

  • @kenjku  Feb 6

    Thank you so much for the feedback on seconds. I actually did have them panned lol. Like L70 and L60. Think my approach on recording this song wasn't the best. Feel like a lot of it washed out. Anyway glad you enjoyed it! I'll back later tonight to listen to your tunes!

  • @lightningstef Feb 3

    ahhh too kind! I'll hopefully be bringing something to the FAWM table when I make a start, phew! I see you're making a good start already!

  • @tomski  Feb 1

    Let the cool tunage start to flow amigo!

  • @frenchcricket Jan 31

    Yeah man! - looking forward to seeing what you come up with in a freeform style

  • @gregthehero Jan 31

    indie-pop nuggets FTW!

  • @alboe Jan 30

    Hey, hope you have a nice FAWM.

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 30

    Good to see you back. Good FAWMing!

  • @phlex Jan 30

    sound-art?!?! yes to that!

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 29

    (Insert humorous comment here)

  • @mattblick  Jan 29

    Back once again with the ill behaviour...

  • @thelowestbitter Jan 29

    I would definitely be up for some collabbing. I actually have a potential song title of "Danny Rose Is My Spirit Animal" in my iPhone notes, which is a phrase I said a few weeks ago while drunk and eulogising about my sincere love for Danny Rose. Not sure what I'll do with it but as a fellow Spurs fan thought you might like to get involved?

  • @vomvorton  Jan 28

    Happy almost February! I like sound-art AND pop nuggets, so it's win win, really. Start your engines!

  • @thelowestbitter Jan 28

    Hope you're back again this year, I've been looking forward to some new Balance Lost!

  • @adforperu  Jan 28

    Well hello! Glad to hear you're about, and only just realised I haven't sorted that track :-O

  • @expendablefriend Jan 28

    Wotcha! Excited to hear some new sounds from you. Happy hunting!